Gas-Phase synthesis and reactivity of lithium acetylide ion, Li-C≡C-

Matthew M. Meyer, Bun Chan, Leo Radom, Steven R. Kass

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No solvent, no complications! The lithium acetylide ion, which is the monolithium salt of the carbide ion, was prepared in the gas phase (see scheme; CID=collisioninduced dissociation, ESI=electrospray ionization). Its reactivity and energetics are reported along with high-level computational results. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5161-5164
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number30
StatePublished - Jul 12 2010


  • Carbanions
  • Computational chemistry
  • Ion-molecule reactions
  • Lithium acetylide
  • Organolithium compounds


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